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Category: Horticulture

Yesterday, today and tomorrow – beautiful, but toxic

By Ralph E. Mitchell Some of our flowering ornamental plants are well-known for their toxic properties – oleander for example.  The beauty hides a toxic nature that must be taken into consideration.  One such plant that many gardeners… Read More

Scarlet ginger – easy to grow by all gardeners

Scarlet ginger

By Ralph E. Mitchell Many gardeners shy away from exotic -looking plants with a mistaken fear related to their personal lack of horticultural skill. One such plant in bloom now is the scarlet ginger also known as  Hedychium… Read More